Ecology and Environment

17.02.2014

Science Report: Mechanism of crude oil heart toxicity on fish revealed from oil spill research

“Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells. The toxic consequence is a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility and irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death The research, published… »

03.02.2014

Protesters Resist an ‘Indian Fukushima’

Protesters Resist an ‘Indian Fukushima’

By Ranjit Devraj for IPS, Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Feb 1 2014 (IPS) – Activists opposed to India’s plans to massively increase civilian nuclear power production are aghast that a plan for an Indo-Japanese nuclear cooperation deal is gaining pace even while Japan is struggling to… »

01.02.2014

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Tokyo, 31st January 2014: Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision… »

25.01.2014

Employment in renewable energy sector reaches 5.7 million globally

Employment in renewable energy sector reaches 5.7 million globally

New IRENA report proves positive socio-economic impacts of renewable energy Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 21, 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today launched a pioneering new report on employment in the renewable energy sector, Renewable Energy and Jobs. The first global study of its kind, it features new data… »

25.01.2014

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

By Fabiana Frayssinet for IPS news CORDOBA, Argentina, Jan 25 2014 (IPS) – Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way… »

25.01.2014

IRENA and ADFD Bring Power to Rural Communities

IRENA and ADFD Bring Power to Rural Communities

$41m financing for renewable energy projects in developing countries announced Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 19, 2014:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today announced approximately $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The financed projects have a… »

24.01.2014

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

One thing environmentalists or historians rarely talk about is that mankind’s road to the destruction of cultures and the world began several thousand years ago and not in the Twentieth Century – with the introduction of agriculture. By Lionel Mok* Urban folks look down on people from the country, calling… »

22.01.2014

Massive protests in Berlin against agricultural industry

Massive protests in Berlin against agricultural industry

Berlin, Jan 18, 2014. In a very colorful march about 30.000 people demonstrated with the slogan “We are fed up!” against critical aspects of industrialized agriculture. The topics were as diverse as the participants and the speakers on the podium: Mass production of meat and crops and its effects on… »

20.01.2014

Bangladesh’s Jahangirnagar University: sacred place for migratory birds

Bangladesh’s Jahangirnagar University: sacred place for migratory birds

Far from the man-made political machinations of the city, and with the advent of the winter season, millions of migratory birds of different species seek the warm marshes, forests, and rivers of Bangladesh. The effect of hosting these millions of beautiful and lively exotic birds in the natural surrounds of… »

18.01.2014

Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

Amy goodman for Democracy Now! TOKYO—“I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world,” wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima. His story, headlined, “The Atomic Plague” appeared in the London Daily Express on Sept. »

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